Re: re flashpoint of the week: editors and writers egos

Subject: Re: re flashpoint of the week: editors and writers egos
From: k k <turnleftatnowhere -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 17 Mar 2004 08:40:39 -0800 (PST)

> > If you are required to provide a stand-alone
> > explanation of the Name text box, what can
> > you write that does not sound stupid?)

> Search the code to find out how the application usss
> the data entered in
> that field. I am usually surprised to discover
> unexpected bits of business
> logic that make use of the data.

Or maybe just ask the developer.

There can be differences in what the "Name" means on
that system. Is it the literal name of the person
entering data, or a system-generated user logon name,
or something else? So in effect you don't describe the
field, you explain the required format or the usage of
the data entered in that field.

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